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Azofra sheets?

Little TT

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Camino Frances May22 and September 22
We are very excited as we start our first Camino next week. Originally we planned to do this in 2020 and bought lightweight sleeping bags for our trip. Obviously everything was cancelled. This time round and largely because of covid we have booked private rooms and so therefore we are not planning to take the sleeping bags , however I have reservations at Azofra municipal albergue (as it has 2 bedded rooms) and have only just realised that there will probably be no bedding. Can anyone confirm if this is the case and whether it is possible to rent sheets.
 
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My experience is that most albergues have always sheets but not all have blankets. I’d just you to get in touch with them directly to be on the safe side. Buen camino!
 
Ideal sleeping bag liner whether we want to add a thermal plus to our bag, or if we want to use it alone to sleep in shelters or hostels. Thanks to its mummy shape, it adapts perfectly to our body.

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We are very excited as we start our first Camino next week. Originally we planned to do this in 2020 and bought lightweight sleeping bags for our trip. Obviously everything was cancelled. This time round and largely because of covid we have booked private rooms and so therefore we are not planning to take the sleeping bags , however I have reservations at Azofra municipal albergue (as it has 2 bedded rooms) and have only just realised that there will probably be no bedding. Can anyone confirm if this is the case and whether it is possible to rent sheets.
I remember that they had blankets, but I don't recall if they had sheets.

My experience is that most albergues have always sheets but not all have blankets.
Yes, but they are usually disposable sheets, not real cloth sheets.
 
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Maybe bring a lightweight sleeping bag just in case? If you aren’t sure, better to have it and not need it than to . . . .
 
I don't know the answer to the sheet question, but I do agree with contacting the Albergue directly to inquire. If the answer if that there isn't and you don't want to carry something (liner, bag) another option would be to see if there is room at the Pension there. You can phone or email them to inquire if they have availability.

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Thankyou everyone for your replies. Very mixed answers so still unsure. Have been really busy today preparing for the morning ( we fly to Bordeaux ) . I have contacted Azofra a few times between other jobs but no reply. Will continue to try but might just bring our lightweight sleeping bags anyway. Thanks again.
 
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I don't know the answer to the sheet question, but I do agree with contacting the Albergue directly to inquire. If the answer if that there isn't and you don't want to carry something (liner, bag) another option would be to see if there is room at the Pension there. You can phone or email them to inquire if they have availability.

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Thankyou, I have already contacted them at least a month ago and they were fully booked, it seems lots of people are after private rooms this year.
 
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We are very excited as we start our first Camino next week. Originally we planned to do this in 2020 and bought lightweight sleeping bags for our trip. Obviously everything was cancelled. This time round and largely because of covid we have booked private rooms and so therefore we are not planning to take the sleeping bags , however I have reservations at Azofra municipal albergue (as it has 2 bedded rooms) and have only just realised that there will probably be no bedding. Can anyone confirm if this is the case and whether it is possible to rent sheets.
Regardless of the sheet situation, I would highly suggest at least a lightweight sleeping bag LINER. That way, you are covered (pun intended) and protected a little more than direct contact with sheets or mattress. !Buen Camino!
 
Regardless of the sheet situation, I would highly suggest at least a lightweight sleeping bag LINER. That way, you are covered (pun intended) and protected a little more than direct contact with sheets or mattress. !Buen Camino!
All the shops are shut here now and we leave in the morning . But it’s a good idea , I am sure we should be able to find a liner in an outdoor shop in France/Spain before we reach Azofra. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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I am at Azofra right now! We have got disposable sheets and there are blankets. I have booked just three days ago.
That’s great news, thank you for replying. I think I will also look for a sleeping bag liner . Thanks again.
 
All the shops are shut here now and we leave in the morning . But it’s a good idea , I am sure we should be able to find a liner in an outdoor shop in France/Spain before we reach Azofra. Thanks for the suggestion.
Boutique du Pelerin in SJPDP or Caminoteca in Pamplona should have them. Or a Decathlon store in Estella or Logroño.
 
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All the shops are shut here now and we leave in the morning . But it’s a good idea , I am sure we should be able to find a liner in an outdoor shop in France/Spain before we reach Azofra. Thanks for the suggestion.
That liner will come in handy wherever you start. You could take a twin-sized sheet...fold length-wise and sew across the bottom and up the open side. Of course, you may not have time today.
 
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I remember that they had blankets, but I don't recall if they had sheets.


Yes, but they are usually disposable sheets, not real cloth sheets.
The pictures of the rooms I saw showed real sheets/pillow case and a folded blanket. But again - I am only going by a picture - not actual experience or a verification of facts.

Last year I think I had 4-5 albergues with real sheets. The rest had those flimsy disposable sheets.
 
The pictures of the rooms I saw showed real sheets/pillow case and a folded blanket. But again - I am only going by a picture - not actual experience or a verification of facts.

Last year I think I had 4-5 albergues with real sheets. The rest had those flimsy disposable sheets.
Thankyou, we have decided to get sleeping bag liners and they will supplement the disposable sheets hopefully. All packed now and ready to leave in the morning
 
The pictures of the rooms I saw showed real sheets/pillow case and a folded blanket. But again - I am only going by a picture - not actual experience or a verification of facts.

Last year I think I had 4-5 albergues with real sheets. The rest had those flimsy disposable sheets.
In the picture that I posted above I think that the plaid coverings on the beds were coverlets, not sheets.
 
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I was in Azofra's muni in 2011 and they only had plaid covers then. Lots might have changed by now of course. I just put my sleepingbag on top.
 
Thankyou everyone for your replies. Very mixed answers so still unsure. Have been really busy today preparing for the morning ( we fly to Bordeaux ) . I have contacted Azofra a few times between other jobs but no reply. Will continue to try but might just bring our lightweight sleeping bags anyway. Thanks again.
Buen Camino!
 
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I have stayed at the Albergue in Azofra twice. They don’t have sheets (would be too much to expect for a 10€ bed ..). They might have disposable paper ones, I don‘t remember.

I usually don’t take a real sleeping bag with me. However, I take a silk liner (artificial silk). Weighs practically nothing, is warm enough for me (your body temperature keeps it warm inside), it is good protection when the beds aren’t fresh, and they dry in a matter of minutes after washing. Recommend you take at least those, costs 5–10€ on Amazon.
 
I saw all this back and forth uncertainty and went to my tried-and-true method of connecting with people in Spain. I sent a WhatsApp asking the question and had an answer within an hour. This from the same people who haven’t responded to emails sent days ago. I say this over and over, but I’m just trying to get the word out, not browbeat. WhatsApp is hands down the best and fastest way to connect with acommodations. Not all owners/hospitaleros use it, but if they do, they are likely to respond very quickly.

Anyway here is the definitive answer:
”We give a disposable lower sheet and pillow cover, plus bedspread and blanket.”
 
I saw all this back and forth uncertainty and went to my tried-and-true method of connecting with people in Spain. I sent a WhatsApp asking the question and had an answer within an hour. This from the same people who haven’t responded to emails sent days ago. I say this over and over, but I’m just trying to get the word out, not browbeat. WhatsApp is hands down the best and fastest way to connect with acommodations. Not all owners/hospitaleros use it, but if they do, they are likely to respond very quickly.

Anyway here is the definitive answer:
”We give a disposable lower sheet and piillow cover, plus bedspread and blanket.”
Thanks so much for your reply. I will remember to WhatsApp people if I have any questions. Thanks
 
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They certainly have blankets.
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We are very excited as we start our first Camino next week. Originally we planned to do this in 2020 and bought lightweight sleeping bags for our trip. Obviously everything was cancelled. This time round and largely because of covid we have booked private rooms and so therefore we are not planning to take the sleeping bags , however I have reservations at Azofra municipal albergue (as it has 2 bedded rooms) and have only just realised that there will probably be no bedding. Can anyone confirm if this is the case and whether it is possible to rent sheets.
Happy for your Camino beginning soon! Sometimes when no sheets are already on the bed, the will give you disposable one.
 
I have stayed at the Albergue in Azofra twice. They don’t have sheets (would be too much to expect for a 10€ bed ..). They might have disposable paper ones, I don‘t remember.

I usually don’t take a real sleeping bag with me. However, I take a silk liner (artificial silk). Weighs practically nothing, is warm enough for me (your body temperature keeps it warm inside), it is good protection when the beds aren’t fresh, and they dry in a matter of minutes after washing. Recommend you take at least those, costs 5–10€ on Amazon.
Or Decathlon, which are in most cities in Spain, you can find the Quechua version. I used one on a couple of caminos, they are very soft and comfortable. They help regulate temperature too, by being breathable fabric. It's also lightweight and easy to squeeze into backpack. If you want good quality real silk liners in a range of different colours/patterns (not just white), there is a company that makes them. However, the standard white cheapy will do the job, and here is a picture:
 

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